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Friday, January 8, 2016

Bloomin' Love Valentine Heart Card

Most crafters are looking ahead to the next holiday or special celebration day..that's Valentine's Day, a huge occasion for card making and sending.  Thought I'd put together a  Valentine using the new "Bloomin' Heart" framelits.  For this card I used:

  • Real Red and Whisper White card stock
  • Red Foil paper (not Stampin' Up product)
  • Stampin' Up Happy Heart Embossing Folder
  • Hearts Framelits (4th largest)
  • Bloomin' Love Stamp Set
  • Bloomin Hearts Framelit
How to put it together:
  • Use the standard size card stock for the card base
  • Whisper White card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/2 inches
  • Cut this card stock with the 4th largest heart framelit in the position you would like it on your card
  • Emboss this card with Happy Heart Embossing Folder
  • Cut out the Fancy heart using the Bloomin Heart framelit in Real Red.
  • Cut out additional floweres from the Bloomin heart set to add interest and dimension to the front of the card.
  • Stamp the flower & hearts branch on a 3/4 inch Whisper White card stock and use the Banner Triple punch to banner the ends of the white strip.  Attach the Bloomin Heart Real Red heart to the back of the Whisper White card stock with the heart cut out and place the fancy heart to the back of the paper and adhere.
  • Add if you choose, additional flowers that fit on the Bloomin Heart in their designated places and also cut two more to attach to the banner on the front of the card.  
  • Place Real Red Satin around the embossed layer and tie a bow.  The front of the card is done
Here is the list of products that you will need to make this card:
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Thanks for taking a peek at my blog and contact me with questions or leave your comments on this card..
Happy Stamping

Best regards,
Barb Kapla

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Business Size Birthday Card

How about a business sized birthday card?  I was inspired to ''case" this card from the  Stampin' Up web site and with some changes of my own this is what I came up with.  The card measures 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 and the base of the card was done in Tip 
Top Taupe with the liner of Watermelon Wonder.  I was enamored with the way the months followed each other in a row but the "birthday person's" month and day were singled out by stamping with Tip Top Taupe on Whisper White 1/2 inch banner. The number of the significant day was done with the Bigz die alphabet and numbers. I added some doilies at the top and the bottom of the liner with a bright yellow (daffodil delight) balloon tied with calypso coral bakers twine.  A few flowers from the Itsy Bitsy punch set were punched from Watermelon Wonder to cover some stray ink smudges and added a little bling..I think it turned out great...a very unique card for someone special.

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Botanical Blossoms Class Card

While the weather outside is cold and frightful, inside we are thinking tropical with the card for next week's class on Jan. 12.  A birthday card suitable for any recipient, we are reminded of soft trade winds, sandy warm beaches, the smell of sunscreen, and cool drinks on a comfy chaise lounge.    This card is easy to make using the new stamp set available from Stampin' Up called "Botanical Gardens'  For directions on how to make this card, visit my blog at  Also visit my Stampin' Up web page at
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SWEET YOU Birthday Card

After purchasing a few new stamp sets during the Sale - A - Bration (SAB) pre-order period, I decided to get to work and make some cards in advance for future classes. Although simple, I found this a very pretty card at its completion.  It uses the "Helping Me Grow" stamp set available from Stampin' Up during their once a year sale..Sale A Bration! So here's the recipe on how to put this card together:

  • Card Base = standard 4 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 inches cut from Whisper White card stock..
  • Liner = Pear Pizzazz card stock, cut to 4 in.  5 1/4 in.Emboss the liner in "Elegant Dots" embossing folder.
  • Stamp the daisy pattern stamp on Whisper White card stock in Basic Black ink.
  • Using blender pens, color in the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink and Old Olive ink for the leaves and stems, then using the largest oval framelit, use the Big Shot to cut out the oval shape.
  • On Whisper White card stock, stamp the "sweet you" stamp in Old Olive ink and fussy cut it out.
  • Add a bow made from Daffodil Delight Ribbon and you are done! 

I think the card is simply beautiful and it will make a great any occasion card for a lucky recipient. Below are the Stampin' Up products I used to put this card together.  If you would like to purchase these items you can use my Hostess Code when you order from me on the Stampin' Up web site,

Hostess Code : 2SP4P6F6

Happy Stamping and I thank you for taking a peek!

Best Regards,
Barb Kapla

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Pizza Box With Note Cards and Belly Band

I thought about making something that my stampers could do as a project but still make something with paper that was card related.  So I came up with this "pizza" style looking box that holds at least 3 or more note cards with envelopes.  I was looking for a simple design to use, so I decided to go with the Stampin' Up "Daydream Medallions" stamp set.  Here's the recipe so you can make it too:

  • Cardstock (I chose Tip Top Taupe)-6 in. x 11 in.
  • Score the long side of the card stock at --1, 5, 6, and 10 inches
  • Score the short side of the card stock at -- 1 and 5 inches.
After scoring, cut each score line along the long side of the paper on each side.  These will become the tabs that will help to hold the box together.  Decide on which side will be the top of the box and stamp your design now.
  • Assemble the box by using Fast Fuse glue tape, which will be extra strong to hold the box together well.  Your box should be completed.
  • The belly band (goes around the box) measures 11 in. x 1 1/2 inches.
  • Decorate the belly band any way you would like and wrap the band around the box but not too tightly to allow room to slide the band off and back on.
  • Card stock ( Tip Top Taupe) cut to 3 in. x 6 in.
  • Score each at 3 inches 
  • Choose your color for the liner paper (I chose Early Expresso) and cut it at 2 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 inches.
  • Choose your color for the stamped face of the card (I chose Very Vanilla) and cut it at 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in.
  • Stamp your chosen design on the face of the card and fold each card on the score line.
  • Cut your card print surface at 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in.  
  • Using the Stampin' Up  Envelope Punch Board (Item #133774 @ $20).  I cut ordinary copy paper to fit the 3 x 3 inch cards.  The paper should be cut to 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches square.  Now score and punch the first side of the paper with the punch board at 2 5/8 in.  Then turn the paper and following the previous score line you just created, punch.  Then turn the paper and using the previous score line punch again.  Turn the paper and follow the score line and punch.  Fold the envelope on the score lines and assemble the envelope with glue runner tape.  
YOUR ENTIRE PROJECT IS DONE AND MAKES A VERY NICE GIFT FOR SOMEONE OR FOR YOUR OWN USE!  Hope you enjoyed this project.  For any questions, please send me an email.  Happy Stamping!

Best Regards,
Barb Kapla

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