Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

Stampin' Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

This Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card was so fun! I love the look of sponging, and using the Timeless Textures stamp is a perfect “water look” for the base of this card . This weeks color challenge used Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Real Red and Basic Black.

I started with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The Real Red layer is 5.25″ x 4″.  And the White sponged layer is 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  The video shows the details on how to do the stamping off and the sponging technique.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

It’s a breeze to create this Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas card using the Specialty Designer Series Paper as a background. Add some silver glimmer paper and our new striped ribbon from the 2017 holiday catalog, and that’s it! Love!

I love the simplicity of this card.  Just start with an A2 card base in Old Olive cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock for the inside at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the card front focal DSP is cut at 5.5″ x 4″.  Center and attach.

Cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 1 1/8″ and a strip of Silver glimmer paper at 4″ x .75″, then use the Banner Triple punch to flag the ends.  Attach the ribbon using a stapler.

Next stamp the sentiment and use the circle punches to create the focal point. Remember to make your envelope pretty!  Ready to make some of your own?? Simply click Here to shop!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

This Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card is perfect to create the final card in the cat punch series.  Yay for quick & easy! 

Just start with and A2 card base in Very Vanilla Heavy Cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Attach the Basic Black cardstock layer cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Attach a strip of the Spooky Night DSP cut at 5.25″ x 3/4″ to the far left and place the thin strip of Pumpkin Pie on top.

The Pumpkin Pie focal square is cut at 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″.  And the Very Vanilla square is cut at 2 1/8″ x 2″.  Punch kitty using the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Sponge the edges of the kitty and attach. 

And here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card

Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card

Stampin' Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card

I am in love with this Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card! Because this was featured as a tutorial on SplitCoastStampers I have left the format to match theirs, but with a bit more detail!

Technique:



1. First, begin with a 3” circle of White glitter paper cut with a 3” circle framelit or punch.

2. Then use the punch to create a negative image (open space of a shape) Make sure and have the image in the proper orientation when punching)

3. This will leave a positive image (here a cat) and a negative (a cat which will look silhouetted against a moon)

4. Next, sponge lightly around the edges to add depth. Please see the video for tips on sponging without streaking and also how glimmer paper can also be changed color by spritzing.

Final details:


5. Stamp the inside of the card with navy ink using the decorative stamp and sentiment. Attach. Remember to make your envelope pretty with the decorative stamp, too!


6. Stamp the navy cardfront with white craft ink using the decorative stamp and sentiment. The navy cardfront is cut at 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”.

7. Run adhesive around the back of the navy card front and attach the blue ribbon. Place a whitecardstock layer over the blue base. This is white layer is cut at 5.25” x 4”. Now attach the assembled cardfront to the base layers.

8. Place dimensional adhesive to the back of the punched “moon”

9. Position your punched shape on the cardfront.

10. Use a glue dot to make the blue ribbon “cinch” at the point where you are going to add the other ribbons.

11. Finally, attach the mini silver sequin trim using a glue dot. Tie a small bow using the silver ribbon. Attach the silver bow using another glue dot.

And Here is the video tutorial:


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Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

I just love this Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  The layers are so easy to create and there are so many ways to use this set!  I simply can’t wait to play more!

Life is starting to calm down a bit from my unusually busy summer and I am so looking forward to some really relaxed creative time.  As much as I love summer, the fall and winter days seem to run by at a more relaxing pace, and I am thankful for that!

Although there is die cutting on this card I went ahead and added it to the quick & easy card category.  Because, really it’s only a few cuts and one stamp!

The base is 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored and folded at 4.25″.  The Early espresso layer is 5.25″ x 4″.  and the top white layer is 5″ x 3.75″.  

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:  Our cat Teddy makes several appearances in this video, she needed attention today and if I closed her out she meowed…lol… We love her!

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card

Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest card

Have to love the simplicity of this Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card, stamping only anyone?  This card has been so popular on my YouTube channel, and I suspect it’s because of the ease of the design.

I created this card for one of our weekly color challenges and even though I had seen many cards made with the traditional sunflower colors I hadn’t seen any brightness.  Not to say it wasn’t out there… lol … I just knew I wanted color!

I started with an A2 base in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  The stamped  Very Vanilla layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  After that all that’s left is stamping.  I will say I did quite a bit of “stamping off” before stamping on the final layer.  That way I could create depth of color with the same inks.  Remember to make your envelopes pretty!

And here is the video:

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Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with Wreath

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with Wreath

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with Wreath

I love this Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with Wreath. The Brightly Lit Christmas bundle has that gas lamp Victorian era charm and there are many quick and easy card possibilities.

To make this Christmas card simply start with an A2 sized Very Vanilla card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″ The Old Olive layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The inner Very Vanilla layer is cut at 5″ x 3.75″.

Stamp the wreath on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then use the Big Shot to die cut the lamppost, Filigree arm, and wreath.  I left part of the arm unglued until I hung the wreath on it, then I used a dimensional to pop up part of the wreath for depth.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

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