Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card

Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card

Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card

This Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card was from one of our weekly color challenges.  It was quite a mix of colors and the gold just called out for heat embossing!  The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set was a great way to get my colors in! 

Simply start with a Very vanilla thick cardstock cut for an A2 card, finished size 5.5″ x 4.25″.  The Old Olive layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  and the inside very vanilla layer is cut at 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Emboss the top of the card using the Hexagon emboss folder.  The inner Old Olive layer is 3.5″ square.  And the inner heat embossed Vanilla layer is 3 3/8″ square.

See the video tutorial below for details on heat embossing, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is a video tutorial:

 

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Happy Birthday Framelit Dazzling Diamonds card

Happy Birthday Framelit Dazzling Diamonds card

Happy Birthday Framelit Dazzling Diamonds card

Clean and Simple…  That describes this fun Happy Birthday Framelit Dazzling Diamonds card!  It was a hit at a recent stamp event, and actually super easy to create!

Simply start with a potrait A2 card base in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Cut the base at 4.25″ x 11″, then score and fold at 5.5″.  The basic black layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and the whisper white layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Stamp the background in Momento ink and attach the ribbon.

Cut a happy birthday in white and in Lemon Lime Twist, glue together a little offset.  Cut dimenionals in very thin strips and use these to pop up the Die.  Totally assemble the card then put a very fine strip of Tombo liquid glue along the Happy Birthday.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds!

Remember to make the envelope pretty!

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Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils

Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils

Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils

Making this Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils gave me a chance to play!  I love to color and since coloring has become so popular Stampin’Up! has released so many fun stamp sets perfect for the artist in all of us!

To make this card simply start with Daffodil Delight cardstock cut at 4.25″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The whisper white cardstock layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Stamp the wishing well image toward the top and color using the watercolor pencils.  For this card I didn’t use the blender pens or aqua painters, I just did the shading with the pencils alone.

Finally I used a Stampin’ sponge to blend Old Olive into the grass area. Finish off with the ribbon and the oval framelits.

 

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Stampin’Up! Sprinkles of Life Cupcake all occasion card

Stampin’Up! Sprinkles of Life Cupcake all occasion card

Stampin'Up! Sprinkles of Life Cupcake all occasion card

Here’s the Stampin’Up! Sprinkles of Life Cupcake all occasion card one of 10 designs from our May card kits!

Other than layering the paper, this card is another quick and easy one!  The base is cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The second layer of whisper white is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Attach a strip of coordinating decorative paper along the left edge.  This is cut at 5.25″ x 1.25″.

The bottom layer of the focal point is 2.5″ x 3.5″.  The next Calypso Coral layer, which is popped up, is 2 1/8″ x  3 1/8″.  Finally, the stamped white layer is 2″ x 3″.

The stamped sentimet is on .75″ x 3.25″, flag the ends.  The Calypso Coral strip is .5″ x 4.25″.  Flag the ends.  Remember to decorate your envelope!

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New Catalog & Sale A Bration Stamp event

New Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Stamp event

New Catalog & Sale A Bration Stamp event

New Catalog & Sale A Bration Stamp event information is as follows:

Please note the cut off dates for RSVP and payment this is really important
For me to be able to plan and purchase only what I will need !!!

DATE(s): Sat Jan 7th OR Sun Jan 8th
TIME: Sat: 12 PM – 5 PM Sun: 1 PM-6 PM
WHERE: My home (Monroe) 206-713-6327
COST: $35.00 ( 15 cards 5 styles, 3 of each style, and receive a $10 gift certificate toward a purchase that day)
WHAT TO BRING: your adhesive & refills, dimensionals, glue dots, tear & tape, Fine tip glue and your favorite dish for the potluck!!

Everything will be packaged and ready for you to stamp!!
This will be a potluck, bring your favorite dish, side dish, salad, or snacks!!

Payment secures your spot!!
Payment must be received by Dec 30th , 2016
Unfortunately, this is nonrefundable.
Should you not be able to attend – please arrange to have someone else stamp up your cards for you. It is very time consuming to order everything needed, cut and package up the supplies for stamp-a-stacks, so please take note of the cut-off date.

Pay on my Blog www.creatingforgrace.com with PayPal or CC
Mail checks to: Shannon Cole POBox 43 Monroe, WA 98272


Or call to pay by CC with Square
206-713-6327
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Stampin’Up! Tidings of Comfort & Joy Christmas card

Stampin’Up! Tidings of Comfort & Joy Christmas card

Stampin'Up! Tidings of Comfort & Joy Christmas card

This Stampin’Up! Tidings of Comfort & Joy Christmas card is another quick and easy creation!  With the release of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog the one set of Christmas paper in the yearly occasions catalog is often overlooked.  The lightweight “This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper” is actually amazing and so worth ordering!  Unlike most paper stacks, this one contains 24 sheets, 4 each of 6 double sided designs!

The Garden Green base cardstock is a sheet of 8.5″ x 5.5″, score at 4.25″ and fold in half.  The next layer of Very Vanilla is 4″ x 5.25″, and the DSP layer is 3.75″ x 5″.  The small Garden Green layer is 2 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ and the Very Vanilla is on 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″.

The Christmas Pines stamp set is so versatile!  I love the pines stamp for decorating the front of the envelope!

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Stampin’Up! Candy Cane Lane Christmas card series pt 3

Stampin’Up! Candy Cane Lane Christmas card series pt 3

Stampin'Up! Candy Cane Lane Christmas card series pt 3

This Christmas card makes me think of snowy days and hot chocolate! The only part of this card that does not qualify as quick and easy is the hand cut mittens…so my vote is still a quick & easy card…lol…

Start with an A2 full card base cut at 5.5″ x 8.25″ and score at 4.25″ fold in half.   The inside whisper White layer is cut at 4″ x 5.25″.  Each of the Candy cane lane DSP strips are cut at .5″ x 3.5″, and the Silver Glimmer paper is .25″, lay them in place and cut off the extra from the end.  

Hand cut the mittens from the DSP and pop them up with Stampin’ dimensionals.  Finish off with a candy cane lane twine bow and some rhinestones!

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