Gift Box Punch Board Video Tutorial – Stampin’ Up!

Last week, I shared this adorable box that I created using the Gift Box Punch Board and the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  For this project, I altered the dimensions of the box, and I had several requests for a video tutorial to show how I did it.

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Your wish is my command!  By playing around with the Gift Box Punch Board, I discovered that the “start line” controls the size of the box’s base, and the size of the paper controls the height of the box.  However, if you change those things around, the diagonal score lines no longer match up, so you have to custom create the diagonals.  Check out my video to see how it is done.

 

 

I hope you are a fan of this project and will pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you enjoy reading my posts.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you a copy of our catalogs.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Blog Candy! Drumroll Please, and the winner is….

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I totally forgot to draw a winner for last week’s blog candy in my post yesterday!  The random number generator landed on comment number four, which was Elisha!  Please email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com with your mailing address, and I will send you your prize!

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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Card Stock Cuts & Project Dimensions

For the box with the altered dimensions:

Card Stock: Lost Lagoon – 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″

Start Line: I marked a line half way between the L and XL start lines and marked it on my punch board with a Sharpie marker.  I used this line for my vertical and horizontal score lines.

Diagonal Lines:  custom

Serene Silhouettes Mountain Scene for My Dad – Stampin’ Up!

I just can’t seem to stay away from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It is one of my new favorites!  Today’s card was inspired by a very similar one created by Michelle Zindorf.  As soon as I saw her card, I was blown away by the artistry.  It opened up a whole new world of artistic possibilities that can be achieved with a little sponging!  I made a few modifications to her design to make it my own, but the creative credit for this one definitely goes to Michelle.   Although I’m a little early, this peaceful mountain sunset scene reminded me of my dad, so I decided to make it a Father’s Day card.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Isn’t the scenery on the front of this card just gorgeous!  Well, you won’t believe how easy it is to achieve!  If you are in love with this card as much as I am, please leave me a comment. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

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Now let’s get to how you can create a card like this one on your own.  I used a lot of cool new techniques on this one, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

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I began by rolling Old Olive ink onto my Square Lattice Textured Impression Embossing Folder using a brayer.  You will get a different impression depending on which side of the folder you apply your ink to.  I rolled the ink on the back side of the folder, then I carefully placed a panel of Old Olive card stock inside and ran it through my Big Shot.  Then I adhered my embossed panel to a Pool Party card base using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I just love how that technique makes the embossed design pop!

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Next, I swiped my So Saffron and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads directly across a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Don’t worry if your ink is streaky, it will actually add to the design in the end.

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To create my mountain range, I placed a post-it note just below my horizon line.  Then I tore a piece of paper and stuck it to my work surface with two other post-its.

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Next, I started layering in my ink.  I started with Tempting Turquoise ink, applying it with a stamping sponge.  Then I moved my torn paper and layered in some more.

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I continued moving my paper and adding more layers of ink until I was satisfied with my mountain range.  At the end, I went back in and added some Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink toward the bottom of the mountains.

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Once I was happy with my misty island, I used a sponge to add some So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler ink to the sky to give it a sunset effect.

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Then, I added some greenery to the foreground, by sponging on some Old Olive ink near the bottom of my art piece.

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For the final step, I inked up the tree from Serene Silhouettes using Stazon Black ink and stamped it on the left hand side of my panel.  I added some of the Stazon ink across the bottom of the panel using a sponge give some more depth to the foreground.

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I mounted my finished art piece onto a panel of Always Artichoke card stock and added it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  Then I punched some Always Artichoke card stock using the Modern Label Punch.  I inked around the edges with Old Olive ink and layered everything together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I finished off the inside of my card by sponging along the bottom of a Whisper White panel with Old Olive and Stazon Black ink.  Then I stamped the tree image from Serene Silhouettes in the bottom right corner.

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I absolutely love how this card turned out.  I think it may be my favorite creation to date!  I hope you have enjoyed it too!  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you are interested in purchasing the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 3″; Always Artichoke – 3-3/8″ x 3-1/2″; Whisper White – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  Always Artichoke – Modern Label Punch; Whisper White – Word Window Punch

Serene Silhouettes Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Friday, I shared an elegant card featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  I liked the card so much, that I decided to create a stamp-a-stack collection around it.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in making this gorgeous card set , please contact me to sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  We will create this set and another one (I’ll post about that one soon).  The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials, use of my stamping supplies, and I will do all the prep work… you can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

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If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

All of the cards in this set were inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers CAS266 card challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using three of the following colors:

I maintained the same design elements for all four cards of this set.  For details about the techniques used in this project, please click here.  Below, you will find card recipes for the specific supplies and dimensions for each card.

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes (Card #1)

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Card #1 was inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Morning Meadow… “Hello” (Card #2)

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I used Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #130 for my inspiration for card #2 of my stamp-a-stack set.  This set was created using the Morning Meadow stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) which is available as one the hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow (129678); Perfect Pennants (133230)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751); Pansy Punch (130698)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; 3-1/8″ x 2-13/16″ panel (mat for stamped image), 3″ x 2-3/4″ panel (for stamped image), one pansy punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/2″ x 3″; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Just for You (Card #3)

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Mojo Monday sketch challenge 339, provided the inspiration for card #3.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), and A Round Array for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1″ circle punch (119868)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 3-1/2″ x 11″ card base; Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image), one 7-8″ scalloped circle punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (2 panels), 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (2 panels); Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″; Smoky Slate (131202) – 1″ circle punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Thank You (Card #4)

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The Paper Craft Crew, sketch challenge #87, provided the inspiration for card #4.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), Petite Petals (wood mount and clear mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Petite Petals (133155)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Hexagon Punch (130919); Banner Punch (133519); Modern Label Punch (119849); Word Window Punch (119857); Petite Petals Punch (133322)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ card base; 1-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (banner), one word window punch, 4 petite petals punches, Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image); Marina Mist (119682) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (banner); Smoky Slate (131202) – one modern label punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

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WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! April 1-7

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Simply Sketched Just for You! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Simply Sketched stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  This beautiful stamp set is one of our lovely hostess items available through the Stampin’ Rewards program.  I just love the way it turned out with the watercoloring!  I also love that this card was the perfect combination for four different challenges this week!  I find it invigorating to try to combine more than one challenge into one card, but four is a new record for me!  So, lots of props to the design teams who provided me with the necessary inspiration for today’s card:   Dynamic Duos #93, Mojo Monday sketch #336,  Splitcoast Stampers CAS #263, and SUO Challenges #92.  I have to say, I really enjoy participating in challenges.  I find that it makes me think creatively to figure out how I can meet the constraints presented by the design teams.  I highly recommend it to get those creative juices flowing!

Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my card today.  I really appreciate hearing your feedback.  It is so uplifting to know that someone admires your work.  Also, as an added benefit, on March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I get super excited every time that I see someone else is following my blog.  It just makes my day to know you are following along with me as I create these posts!

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I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added a panel of Sahara Sand paper from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack (Sale-a-bration item) using SNAIL adhesive.  Next, I dry embossed a panel of Blushing Bride card stock using the decorative dots embossing folder (Sale-a-bration item).  I layered that panel onto a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and added them to the front of my card. I used the 4th largest Circles Collection Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the center) to cut a circle of Crumb Cake card stock to mat my floral focal point.  I used the next smallest circle die to trace a circle in pencil on Whisper White card stock, then I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the flower and leaf stamps where I wanted them in the circle using  Staz-on Black Ink.  I stamped another flower and leaf on a scrap of Whisper White to cut out for my three dimensional element.

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For my watercoloring, I pressed my Sahara Sand  and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pads onto a ceramic plate and used some water and a paintbrush to color in my stamped images.  Then I cut out my circle using paper snips because I wanted to have the leaves overlap the circumference of the circle.  I also cut out the extra leaf and flower stamps.  I attached the leaves with mini glue dots, and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my flower to the front of the card for some extra depth.

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Finally, I finished my card front with some pearls and the “Just for You” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Staz-on Black.  I punched the greeting out using the word window punch and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Because I wanted my sentiment to be small, I lined up the edge of the punch near the beginning of my greeting.  Then I attached it to a post-it note to serve as a handle and punched it again from the other side.  I just love how versatile Stampin’ Up! punches are.  With a little ingenuity you can really do so many different things with them.

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Of course, I couldn’t leave the inside of my card naked, so I stamped the images from the front on the inside and quickly colored them using the same watercoloring technique as before.  I think it makes such a difference when you add a little detail the the inside of the card.  It just seems to tie everything together and take your design to the next level.

I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  It was actually my first attempt at watercoloring on a card, and I think it turned out fabulously!  I hope that you agree.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

If you would like to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper or the Decorative Dots embossing folder for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Circles Collection Framelits (130911); Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration item); Word Window Punch (119857)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, one word window punch, one circle; Sahara Sand DSP from the Sweet Sorbet series (Sale-a-bration) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Crumb Cake (120953) – 4″ x 4-1/4″ panel, one circle (Circles framelits); Blushing Bride (131198) – 4″ x 4″ panel.

Markers & Ink:  Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (131172); Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976); Staz-on Jet Black (101406).

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Flip Card Using Framelits and Blooming with Kindness – Stampin’ Up!

As you can tell, I am in love with the Blooming with Kindness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  This is my second card in a week that features that beautiful flower!  I just think it is so pretty and elegant.  In addition to the lovely flower, this card also uses the Circles Collection Framelits Dies to create great flip card effect.  This was a brand new technique that I learned from fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Brandy Cox.  If you love the flip card effect, I have included a link to Brandy’s tutorial at the bottom of this post after the supply list.

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This card is my submission for Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge #262: Neutrals.  Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this creation.  I would love to hear from you.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a beautiful handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

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I love the flip card design, but I wanted to be able to write on the inside of my card without having it visible when the card was closed.  Therefore, I extended the length of my card base to make a tri-fold style flip card.  I began with a Smoky Slate card base (5-1/2″ x 11″) which I scored at 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, and 8-1/2″.  I followed the instructions in Brandy’s video tutorial to cut half of a circle on the front of my card using the the third largest Circle Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the middle).  Then I dry embossed the front of my card using the Modern Mosaic textured impressions embossing folder and my Big Shot.  Next, I folded back the front flap, created with my framelits, and used a sponge dauber to apply ink from my Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad to the left side of my card.  I wanted to pick up the detail of the embossing and provide some contrast on the front of my card.  I used a scrap piece of card stock to cover the parts of my card that I did not want affected.

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For the focal point of my card, I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock using Smoky Slate ink.  I wanted to stamp the flower twice, overlapping the two images to provide depth, but I have found that this works best when the first image is very light.  Therefore, I inked up my stamp and stamped it onto a scrap piece of card stock before stamping it on my Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image a second time using my Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I offset the two images just slightly.  This gives the flower the illusion of depth and really makes it pop!

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Once my flower was complete, I used the fourth largest Circles Collection Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the middle) to cut out my flower.  Then, I cut a circle of Basic Gray card stock using the third largest circle die.  I layered the two circles together and adhered them to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.  For my senitment I chose the “Happy Birthday” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped it in Basic Gray ink and punched it out using the Word Window Punch. I needed my sentiment to be a little narrower than the word window punch, so I punched it so that the edge of the words were near the end of the punch.  Then I attached a post-it-note to the punched sentiment and punched it a second time, trimming off the extra length that I did not need.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere my sentiment to the front of the card, and added three Basic Pearl Jewel Accents for a finishing touch.


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This card was really coming together nicely, but I didn’t like the fact that it didn’t lie flat, so I added some gray grosgrain ribbon to tie it closed… Now it was perfect!  Finally, I finished the inside of my card by stamping one of the border stamps from the Mosaic Madness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) along the bottom edge of a Very Vanilla card stock panel in Basic Gray ink.

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I have to say that I am really pleased with how this card turned out!  When I watched Brandy’s video tutorial, I could just picture how elegant the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set would look on the front of a flip card, and the end result did not disappoint!  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card in the mail!

If you would like to order the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember it’s Sale-a-bration with Stampin’ Up! Choose from a wide variety of FREE items with any $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and Brandy Cox’s video tutorial at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  March 4 – 10

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

Weekly Deals

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 10.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Mosaic Madness (130249)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911); Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129984); Word Window Punch (119857)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Card Stock:  Smoky Slate (131202) – card base 5-1/2″ x 11″; Basic Gray (121044) – one circle framelits die cut; Very Vanilla (101650) – one circle framelit die cut, one word window punch, 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel (inside)

Markers & Ink:  Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad (131179); Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad (126981)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non-Stampin’ Up! Products Used:  gray grosgrain ribbon

Flip Card Tutorial from Brandy Cox

Blooming with Kindness and Elegance – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is my first step into the world of card challenges.  I created this card using the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount), which I absolutely adore!  I think the bloom from that stamp set is simply gorgeous.  I can’t wait to send this one to someone special.  If you enjoy this card, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you think.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a beautiful handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

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This card combines three challenges in one:  Freshly Made Sketches #124, Clean and Simple #261, and Color Challenge #467

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I began my card with a Soft Sky card base, and layered it with panels of Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock using SNAIL adhesive.   Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set. I stamped the image twice; first with my Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad and then with Bermuda Bay.  I offset the two stamps just slightly to give the image some added depth.

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Next, I stamped the “Just for You” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Bermuda Bay ink and punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  I layered that onto a piece of Soft Sky card stock, cut out with the Modern Label Punch, and added two small Basic Pearl Jewel Accents on either side of the sentiment. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere my sentiment to a Large Oval in Midnight muse, and layered that onto an Extra Large Scalloped Oval in Bermuda Bay.  I adhered the whole combination to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Finally, I finished the inside of my card by stamping one of the border stamps from the Mosaic Madness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) along the bottom edge of a Very Vanilla card stock panel.

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I love how this card came together.  The simple design and elegance of the flower make it special in my mind.  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card in the mail!

If you would like to order the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember it’s Sale-a-bration with Stampin’ Up! Choose from a wide variety of FREE items with any $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! February 25 – March 3

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 3.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Mosaic Madness (130249)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849); Extra Large Scalloped Oval Punch (119856); Large Oval Punch (119855)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Card Stock:  Soft Sky (131203) card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, one modern label punch; Midnight Muse (126843) – 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel, large oval punch; Very Vanilla (101650) – 4-3/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel (front of card), 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel (inside), one word window punch; Bermuda Bay (131197) – Extra Large Scalloped Oval Punch

Markers & Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171); Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)