Sunday, April 7, 2019

Embossed Gift Bag, Gift Enclosure Card, and Birthday Card Suite

Embossed Gift Bag, Gift Enclosure Card, 
and Birthday Card

·       Stamp SetsDear Doily (148690); Botanical Bliss (146692); Special Celebrations (143885); Birthday Cheer (148604)
·       Card Stock – Balmy Blue Card Stock (146982); Whisper White (100730);
·       Stamp Pads – Balmy Blue Ink (147105);
·       Misc. –Stitched Shapes Framelit (145372); Dimensionals (104430); Snail (104332); Tear & Tape (138995); 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912); Gift Bag Punch Board (135862); Country Floral Embossing Folder; Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (146966)
Measurements:  Card
·       Whisper White:          8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; Smallest Square Stitched Shape, cut one; 3 ¾ x 5 (inside card stamped surface)   
·       Balmy Blue:     4 x 5 ¼”—Cut two as mats for inside and outside the card; #2nd  smallest Stitched Square; 3 ¾” x 5” cut one for embossing;
·       Cut ½ “ x 3 ¾” piece of Gingham Gala dotted DSP.                
Instructions: Card Front
1.     Score Whisper White card stock at 4 ¼”.  Fold on score line.
2.     Add Balmy Blue liner with snail.
3.     With brayer, add Balmy Blue ink to the “stampinup” marked side of the Country Floral embossing folder.  Take 3 ¾ x 5 piece of Balmy Blue card stock and place onto the linked surface and run through the Big Shot.  Take ribbon and place on the linked and embossed card stock vertically and adhere on opposite side.  Add bow.  Attach to Balmy Blue liner.
4.     Take Balmy Blue Stitched Square and attach to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp “Best Wishes” with Balmy Blue ink on Whisper snail.

Instructions:  Card Inside
1.     Add the Balmy Blue card stock liner to card inside with snail. 
2.      Stamp the 3 ¾” X 5 inch Whisper White card stock with greeting “Time for A Spectacular Celebration” in Balmy Blue ink.
3.     Add dotted DSP to lower part of inside Whisper White stamped surface with snail.  Card is complete.

Instructions: Gift Enclosure Card

1.     Cut 3 x 6 inch piece of Balmy Blue card stock as the base of this card.  Score at 3”..
2.     Add Whisper White Card stock 2 ¾ x 2 ¾”—cut two and apply with snail to the card surface outside and inside as a liner.
3.     Cut a Whisper White card stock piece cut from the largest #4 Stitched Square framelit and apply over the Whisper White liner to the card face. 
4.     With a brayer and Balmy Blue ink, load the stampin up labeled side of the Country Floral embossing folder.  Insert Balmy Blue square 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” into folder and run through the Big Shot.  Snail to the front of the card after applying polka dot ribbon to the upper left corner of the embossed paper.  Add a small piece of ribbon and tie a knot to the corner ribbon.  The outside of this card is now complete.
5.     On the inside attach a piece of Balmy Blue card stock cut with the #3 smallest framelit square and attach with snail.
6.     Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock with the #2 smallest framelit …cut one.  Stamp with “ Just For You” greeting in Balmy Blue ink and attach to the gift enclosure card with snail.  The Gift Enclosure Card is completed.

Instructions:  Gift Box

1.      Following the instructions on the front of the punch board, cut a piece of 6” x 11” Balmy Blue card stock to form the box.  Punch dual holes on both sides of the box to thread the ribbon.
2.     Emboss two pieces of Balmy Blue card stock measuring 3 x 4 inches as already done for both cards. 
3.     Attach each piece to the front and back of the completed and glued box. Stamp a piece of Whisper White card stock with “Happy Birthday” greeting and cut out the #3 framelit from Square Stitched framelits and attach the stamped greeting to the front of the gift bag with snail.  Weave ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.  The Gift Box is done.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Easter Treat Basket and Matching Easter Card

Easter Treat Basket
Matching Easter Card

Barbara Kapla

·       Stamp SetsFable Friends (148670); Lovely Lattice (149730)
·       Card Stock – Grapefruit Grove (146972); Whisper White (100730); Calypso Coral (122925)
·       Stamp Pads – Memento Ink (132708));
·       Misc. – Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP)(148554); Blends –Dark Smokey Slate (145055), Dark Pink Pirouette (144952), Color Lifter (144608); Starburst Punch (143717), 2” Circle Punch (133782), Dimensionals (104430); 1 3/8 “Scalloped Circle Framelit (146139); Lovely Flowers Framelit ( 148670); Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies (148527); Glue Dots (103683); Ribbon – Grosgrain 1/8” Grapefruit Grove (146954); Metallic Brads (146929); Tear and Tape (138995); Hand Punch 1/8”; Tombow Glue (110755)
Measurements:  Easter Treat Basket
·       Grapefruit Grove Card Stock:       ½ x 7” (handle); ½ x 11” (border trim); Starburst Punch.
·       Calypso Coral :                           Use scrap to punch the solid circle 2”
·       Whisper White:                           Use scrap to cut out with 1 3/8” scalloped framelit die.       
·       DSP: Gingham Gala                     4 x 6 “ –cut 2; save the 2” piece left over for the card.
1.     Score the gingham DSP at 1 5/8 “ on 3 sides of the paper.  Landscape position.
2.     Cut on the two score marks up to the next score line holding the paper in landscape position.
3.     On either side of the cuts just made, cut a small wedge to make straight, clean box edges.
4.     Fold on all score lines.  Repeat the same on the other 4 x 6’ piece of DSP.
5.     On the second piece of DSP, cut out each corner square from the paper.
6.     Apply tear and tape as shown in the video on the first gingham DSP.Trim the ½ “ strips of Grapefruit grove with the scalloped framelit from the “Be Mine Stitched Framelit” set.
7.     Assemble the basket.  Add the framelit trimmed ½ “ card stock to the edge of the basket. Use Tombow glue to attach.
8.     Punch a small hole through the trim and the basket for brad placement.  Attach the ½” x 7” handle.
9.     Stamp the rabbit image onto the Whisper White card stock.  Color with blends.  Cut out with framelit die.
10. Attach the circles to each other and apply circles with dimensionals to the front of the basket.
11. Add a bow with glue dots.  The basket is done.

Measurements / Supplies / Directions– Easter Card

1.      Card base – 8 ½ x 5 ½” in Grapefruit Grove.  Score at 4 ¼ “
2.     Add Whisper White card stock 3 15/16” x 5 ¼” to front of the card base.
3.     Add a piece of Calypso Coral cut with the largest Stitched Rectangle Framelit to the Whisper White card stock liner.
4.     Take the left over strip of Gingham Gala DSP and cut to 5” x 2”.  Add to the middle of the Calypso Coral card stock after wrapping the DSP with the Grapefruit Grove ribbon around the DSP and Calypso Coral together.
5.     Cut out a scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits (143743) approx.. 2 ¾” in diameter in Grapefruit Grove Card stock.  Cut a circle from the same framelit set about 2 5/8 in diameter from Calypso Coral card stock. 
6.     Stamp a piece of Whisper White card stock with the 3 single flower images from the Lovely Lattice stamp set, making a semi-circle pattern of flowers in Memento ink.  Color flowers and leaves with Dark Calypso Coral Blend (144044) and Light Old Olive Blend (144574).  Stamp “Easter Greetings” from the Fable Friends stamp set in Calypso Coral and cut out the image created with the Stitched Circle Framelit. 
7.     Glue the circles to each other and attach to the card face with dimensionals.
Attach a ribbon bow to the front of the card as show

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Birthday Card and Matching Gift Note Card Box Tutorial

Birthday Card and Matching Gift Note Card Box Tutorial
Barbara Kapla

·       Stamp SetsPerennial Birthday (145760);
·       Card Stock – Bermuda Bay (131197); Pool Party (122924); Whisper White (100730)
·       Stamp Pads – Bermuda Bay (147096);
·       Misc. – Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (146964); Stitched Shapes Framelit (145372); Doily Builder (148553); Dimensionals (104430); Snail (104332); Pool Party Ribbon (144152); Glue Dots (103683); Tear & Tape (138995); Envelope Punch Board (133774)
Measurements:  Card
·       Bermuda Bay:         4 ¼ x 11”    Score at 5 ½” 
·       Pool Party:               4 x 5 ½”—Cut two, for inside and outside card; Stamp “Happy Birthday” sentiment on Pool Party card stock and cut out with Stitched Oval Framelit.
·       Whisper White:       3 ¾ x 5” –For the stamped surface, inside card                    
·       DSP:                      1 ½ x 4(outside)  and ½ x 3 ¾ (inside)   
Instructions: Card
1.     Score the card base @ 5 ½”
2.     Using card stock scraps, cut with doily framelits the large and small designs from the Bermuda Bay card stock and add to the Pool Party liner by using dimensionals.
3.     Using card stock scraps, cut with the Doily framelit the two pieces as pictured from Pool Party card stock and add to the doily pieces already cut by using snail.
4.     Add the DSP piece to the bottom of the card face with snail.
5.     Attach a ribbon strip to the reverse side of the Pool Party Card stock by using snail and covering the seam where the DSP and card stock meet. Add a bow with glue dots.
6.     Attach the Pool Party liner to the inside of the card base with snail. 
7.     Stamp the sentiment “Today Blooms Just For You” in the middle of the Whisper White card stock with Bermuda Bay ink.
8.     Add the ½ x 4 inch DSP to the bottom of the just stamped card stock and adhere to the inside Pool Party liner with snail.
9.     Add the Pool Party Stitched Oval stamped Card Stock to the DSP with dimensionals. The card is done!

Measurements: Note Box

·       Bermuda Bay Card Stock – 8 ¼ x 8 ¼; Doily cut from pictured circular doily, one large and one small (see Picture); cut bar trim with framelit as pictured from Bermuda Bay card stock.
·       Belly Band – Pool Party Card Stock - 2 ½ x 11”; Circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits (see Picture)
·       DSP – 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ “ 

Instructions – Box Construction
·       Using the Envelope Punch Board take the square card stock and punch and score at 3 1/8.  Move the paper to the left and punch and score at 4 1/8.
·       Turn paper to the next side and repeat the punch and scoring, using the score mark as a guide.  Punch and score all four sides of the card stock.
·       Using the Envelope Punch Board round the corners of the box.
·       Cut out completely two small squares (tabs); fold the box on all score lines.  Assemble the box with Tear & Tape to have a strong adhesion.
·       Take the belly band and score at 2 ½, 3 1/8”, 7 1/8”, 7 7/8”.  Fold on score lines and wrap belly band around the box and adhere the ends together with a little extra room to slide on and off the box with tear and tape.
·       Add DSP to belly band front with snail. Attach cut out doily patterns and attach with dimensionals to middle of DSP.
·       Add bar trim with snail to the top and bottom of the DSP.  Your box is completed!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Thinking Of You Card Tutorial

·       Stamp SetsIncredible Like You (148708); Wonderful Romance (148632)
·       Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz (131201); Powder Pink (144244); Whisper White (100730)
·       Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708); Pear Pizzazz (147104); Powder Pink (144084)
·       Misc. – Blends – Old Olive (144573, 144574)); Pink Pirouette (144952, 144953); Rectangle Stitched Framelits (148551); Wonderful Floral (148529); Pearls (144219)); Dimensionals (104430); Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148530);  Bitty Blossoms Punch Pack (148532); Snail (104332)
·       Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz:          4 ¼ x 11”                Score at 5 ½”
·       Card Stock – Powder Pink -(Card Face) 3 3/8 x 4 3/4”-cut with framelit
                      Powder Pink – (Card Interior) 4 x 5 ¼”
                      Powder Pink – (Card Face) scrap for framelit  and punched flowers
·       Card Stock – Whisper White –(Card Face) scrap piece for large rectangle framelit /
                                                            Stamped surface
                    Whisper White – (Card Face) scrap cut with small framelit for stamped
                      Whisper White –(Card Interior) 3 ¾ x 5”
1.     Fold on score line and place in the embossing folder and run through Big Shot.  This will be the base of the card front.
2.     Attach the Powder Pink framelit piece to the embossed card front with dimensionals.
3.     Stamp the Whisper White framelit piece with the leaf/floral stamp from Wonderful Romance.  Color in appropriate areas with Blend pens.  Adhere the Whisper White framelit piece to the Powder Pink piece with Snail.
4.     On another piece of Whisper White Card stock, stamp the same floral/leaf image and cut out with matching framelit.  Color this piece with appropriate color Blend pen.
5.     Adhere this piece to the stamped piece with dimensionals.
6.     Punch out 3 small flowers from Powder Pink card stock from the Bitty Blossoms Punch Pack and color the inside of the flowers with pink Blend pen.  Adhere flowers to the leaf piece with small dimensionals.
7.     In the upper right corner, adhere the small framelit piece of Powder Pink card stock with dimensionals.  Stamp “Thinking Of You” in Old Olive ink to the framelit piece of Whisper White Card stock and adhere with snail.
8.     Attach the Powder Pink card stock for the interior of the card with snail.
9.     Stamp “Hope Your Day Is As Amazing As You” in Old Olive ink to the Whisper White interior piece of card stock.  Stamp flowers at the lower left corner and attach this piece to the Powder Pink card stock and the card is finished.  Hope you enjoyed making this one!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Valentine Note Card and Treat Box

Valentine Note Card and Treat Box Tutorial

All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies: Note Card

• Stamp Sets – Forever Lovely (148624);
• Card Stock – Gorgeous Grape (146987); Melon Mambo (115320); Granny           Apple Green (146990); Whisper White (100730)
• Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051);
• Misc. – How Sweet It is Designer Series Paper (DSP) (148568); ); Be Mine         Framelit
   (148527); Dimensionals (104430); Snail (104332); Gorgeous Grape Ribbon       (146940);Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (131527); Tear & Tape         (138995); Detailed Trio Punch (146320); Tombow Liquid Glue (110755)

• Card Stock 1: Gorgeous Grape 4 ¾ x ” x 3 1/4” (Cut 2)
• Card Stock 2: Whisper White 4 ½ x 3’ (Cut 1-for inside)
• Card Stock 3: Melon Mambo (scraps) Heart Border
• Card Stock 4: Granny Apple Green (scraps) Cut one banner, ¼ x 3”
• Card Stock 5: Whisper White (scraps) Heart, banner, multi heart piece
• DSP: How Sweet It Is 4 ½ x 3” , 1 x 3”

Instructions: Card Face
1. Attach with snail the Gorgeous Grape liner to the front of the note card base.
2. Attach with snail the How Sweet It Is DSP to the Gorgeous Grape liner.
3. Take two lengths of ribbon and cut about ½ “ beyond the card margins. Attach both ribbon strips to the back of the Gorgeous Grape Mat with tape or snail.
4. Attach the multi heart white card stock piece to the ribbon with snail. Attach the entire Gorgeous Grape set (DSP, Ribbon) to the front of the note card.
5. Attach the Whisper White multi heart piece to the ribboned card face with snail.
6. Attach the Melon Mambo Heart border to the multi white heart piece with snail.
7. Attach the Whisper White heart to the Melon Mambo Heart border with snail.
8. Stamp the Whisper White banner with the “Happy Valentine’s Day” stamp with Melon Mambo Ink.
9. Take the Granny Apple Green banner piece and cut it in half. Attach each half to the back of the Whisper White banner piece and attach all to the heart front.
10. Make a simple bow and attach to the top right of the heart border with glue dots.

Instructions: Card Interior:
1. Attach the second Gorgeous Grape card stock to the inside of the note card.
2. Attach the Whisper White card stock piece to the Gorgeous Grape liner.
3. Stamp “You Are Loved” stamp in Melon Mambo to the white card stock.
4. Attach the 1 x 3’ DSP strip to the bottom of the white card stock.
5. Attach the ¼ x 3” strip of Granny Apple Green card stock to the middle of          the DSP. The card is done.

1. Cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape Card stock 5 ½ x 7”
2. Cut a piece of How Sweet It is DSP 2” x 7”.
3. Score Gorgeous Grape card stock…long side = 2 3/8, 4 5/8
4. Score on the short side ¾, 1 ½, 4, 4 3/4
5. Cut on the long score lines up to the next score line. Remove the outermost rectangles.
6. Do the same cutting on the score lines on the opposite end. Remove the outermost rectangles.
7. Use a corner rounder punch to round the corners of the box
8. Fold on all score lines. Glue rectangles to the sides of the box on both sides. Use Tombow Liquid glue or Tear & Tape to hold the box together. (To see the box assembly more clearly, watch the video…here is the link:
9. Take the piece of DSP and wrap it around the box and softly pinch around the box edges. Snail the strip in place. Before gluing be sure to slide the band easily on and off the box.
10. Embellish the band by adding another Melon Mambo Heart Border, a scalloped heart cut in Whisper White card stock, and a Granny Green Banner assembled per the card directions except to cut the stamped “for you” greeting into a small piece and glue it to the Granny Apple Green banner. ADD SOME TREATS and give to your favorite Valentine!

Please see the video below to see how to make these projects!!!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Butterfly Thank You

·       Stamp SetsButterfly Gala (148580)
·       Card Stock – Basic Black Card Stock (121045)); Powder Pink Card Stock (144244); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
·       Stamp Pads – Powder Pink Stamp Ink Pad (144084); Memento Black Ink Pad (132708);
·       Misc. – Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (149622); Stitched Oval Framelit (145372); Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Snail Adhesive (104332); Powder Pink Ribbon (144151)
·       Card Stock 1: Base – Basic Black          8 1/2” x 5 1/2”        Score at 4 ¼”
·       Card Stock 2: Liner -Powder Pink            4 x 5 ¼”; ¼” x 4” strip for the inside of the card.
·       Card Stock 3: Liner – Basic Black           3 ¾ x 5”                           
·       Card Stock 4: Whisper White Scrap        Punch for “a little note” stamp.
·       Card Stock 5:  Whisper White Liner        Card Interior 4 x 5 ¼”
·       DSP: Cut 3 ½ x 1 1/8” strips from the black and white butterfly paper.  Make sure that the cuts are in order and match when they are attached.
·       DSP: Cut one piece 3 ½ x 1 “ of black and white check card stock from the packet for the front of the card and another piece ¾” x 4” for the inside of the card.
1.     Score the card base at 4 ¼ “ and fold on score line.
2.     Add the Powder Pink liner and adhere with snail to the front of the card.
3.     Add the Basic Black liner and adhere with snail to the front of the Powder Pink liner.
4.     Adhere the 3 ½ x 1 1/8” butterfly DSP strips to the black card stock.  Also add the black and white check piece under the butterfly pieces to complete the look.
5.     Adhere a piece of Powder Pink ribbon on the seam between the two DSP papers to cover the line of separation.  Add a bow and adhere to the ribbon strip with glue dots.
6.     Stamp “a little note” on a piece of Whisper White scrap paper and punch with your favorite scalloped punch.
7.     Use the oval stitched framelit and cut an oval from the Powder Pink paper.  Adhere to the note piece on the back side and attach to the ribbon with dimensionals.
8.     Stamp the butterfly image on Whisper White Card stock in the upper left corner with Memento Black ink.  Fill the butterfly with Powder Pink color with the appropriate wing stamps.
9.     Stamp the inside greeting “thank you so very much” in Memento Black ink.
1. Adhere the check paper strip and the Powder Pink strip to the inside lower edge of the card with snail.  You now have a beautiful Thank You card!