Monday, October 16, 2017

Eclipse Technique - Painted Harvest


Today's card is one that my monthly technique club made last month. It features the Eclipse Technique. If you're on Pinterest, I'm sure you've seen it used A LOT! I used one of my all time favorites, the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. As you can see, I didn't use it as a sunflower this time.


Dimensions:
  • Elegant Eggplant:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base)
  • Smoky Slate:  5-1/4" x 4" (base layer)
  • Whisper White:  (2) 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" (stamped layer and inside)
  • Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon:  7" & 5"
Instructions:
  1. Fold the Elegant Eggplant piece in half to form card base (fold on top). Attach the Smoky Slate piece to the center of the card base.
  2. Stamp the "happy birthday" stamp from the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set using the Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the larger flower stamp from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set two full times and one partial time onto the top part of the Whisper White piece using the Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad (see the left picture for placement). The bottom, right flower should be about 3/4" above the greeting. Stamp the smaller flower stamp on top of the stamped flowers using the Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad. FYI:  The center of the flower images is what needs to be lined up when stamping the darker flower layer. Stamp the flower center stamp into the center of both full flowers and the partial (if needed), using the Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad.
  3. Lay the "Y", "O", and "U" dies from the Large Letters Framelits Dies across the flower section of the piece, centering it in-between the left & right sides of the piece (see the left picture for placement). Run it through the Big Shot. Remove the die-cut letters, making sure to keep the center of the "O". Wrap the longest Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon piece around the piece, just above the greeting, and attach the ribbon ends to the back using SNAIL Adhesive. Tie the smallest ribbon piece onto the left side of the ribbon using a single knot. Attach the piece to the center of the Smoky Slate layer on the card. Make sure to put SNAIL Adhesive on the pointed part of the "Y' opening and the center sections of the "U" opening.
  4. Attach the letters inside their coordinating openings in the Whisper White layer using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Put SNAIL Adhesive onto the back of the center of the "O". Insert it inside the "O" die-cut, and attach it to the card.
  5. Inside of Card (right picture):  Stamp the flower, the same way as the front,onto the bottom, left corner of the Whisper White inside piece (refer to Step #2 ). Attach the piece to the inside of the card.
Note:  When attaching the "O" and it's center, make sure the pieces are right side up (the images should line up).


Inside Card




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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Merry Cafe Gate-Fold Card - CPC76


Here's my submission for the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch #76 (CPC76). This sketch has a little twist, as it uses a special fold called the Gate-Fold. CLICK HERE to see the sketch, and to get the mini tutorial on how Regina made her card. The instructions for my card are below.

If you play along with the CPC76 sketch, you could win a FREE month subscription to Craft Project Central! With every 10 cards submitted, a winner will be drawn. If a CPC designer, like me, submits a card, it'll go towards the card count, but won't be in the drawing. Please go to the CPC76 post to get all of the dos and don'ts. You must submit your card by October 31!


Dimensions:
  • Early Espresso:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base) & 2-1/2" x 3/4" (cup lid)
  • Cajun Craze:  3" x 4" (embossed layer mat)
  • Soft Sky:  2-3/4" x 3-3/4" (embossed layer)
  • Crumb Cake:  2-1/4' x 1-1/2" (embossed cup band)
  • Very Vanilla:  4-1/4" x 1-3/4" (stamped cup band, greeting oval, & mini cup) & 4" x 5-1/4" (inside of card)
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP):  (2) 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" (side flaps) & 2-1/4" x 3" (large cup)
  • Jute Twine:  9" (bow)
Instructions:
  1. With the 8-1/2" sides on the top and bottom, and using the score blade in the Stampin' Trimmer, score the largest Early Espresso piece at 2-1/8" on each side. Fold along the score lines to close the gate-fold card. Attach the DSP side flap pieces to the outside of both side flaps of the card.
  2. Emboss the Soft Sky piece by running it through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Attach the piece to the center of the Cajun Craze piece. Put SNAIL Adhesive onto the back of the left half of the Cajun Craze mat piece, and attach it to the bottom of the left card flap. (see picture). The right side of the piece will hang over the left card flap.
  3. Stamp the "Hello Fall..." stamp from the Merry Cafe Stamp Set onto one side of the smaller Whisper White strip using the Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad. Die-cut the words out using the cup band framelit die, making sure the greeting is at the top of the cup band. Stamp the maple-like leaf outline stamp onto each end of the bottom of the cup band using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the maple-like leaf bold stamp into the inside of each leaf outline using the Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the multi-leaf branch outline stamp onto the bottom center of the band using the Early Espresso ink pad. Stamp the multi-leaf branch bold stamp inside the outline using the Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad.
  4. Die-cut the embossed cup band die from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies out of the Crumb Cake piece. Cut the band in half lengthwise. Attach the bottom Crumb Cake band half to the bottom of the greeting band, and attach the top Crumb Cake band half to the top of the greeting band. Make sure some of the Crumb Cake band shows from the front of the greeting band on the top and bottom. If necessary, trim off the sides of the bottom half Crumb Cake band that are hanging past the sides of the greeting band.
  5. Die-cut the largest cup die out of the last DSP piece. Attach the coffee band from Step 4 across the center of the cup. Stamp the lid stamp onto the smallest Early Espresso piece using the Early Espresso ink pad. Die-cut it out with the lid die. Attach the lid to the top of the cup. Attach the whole cup to the center of the Soft Sky layer using Stampin' Dimensionals. Tie the Jute Twine into a bow, and attach it to the left side of the cup lid using a Mini Glue Dot.
  6. Stamp the "perk up" cup stamp onto the same Very Vanilla piece as above, using the Cajun Craze ink pad. Die-cut it out with the smallest cup die. Stamp the "love is brewing" stamp onto the same Very Vanilla piece using the Early Espresso ink pad. Die-cut it out with the oval die. Attach the oval to the small cup, covering up the "perk up" section of it. Put a Stampin' Dimensional onto the back, center of the small cup. Hold the card closed, and attach the small cup next to the top, left corner of the main image piece, making sure some of the small cup is over the corner of the main image piece. This will keep the card closed. To open the card, slide the main image piece out from under the small cup. To close, tuck the top, right corner of the main image piece back under the small cup.
  7. Inside of the Card:  Stamp the "Apple Cider" stamp onto the bottom, left corner of the largest Very Vanilla piece using the Early Espresso ink pad. Stamp the heart-like shaped stamp inside the apple image using the Cajun Craze ink pad. Stamp the"a cup of" stamp above "apple cider" using the Tangerine Tango ink pad. Open the card, and attach the piece to the middle section of the card's inside.

Inside of Card




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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Short & Sweet Saturday - Merry Patterns


I'm a little late today, but here's this week's Short & Sweet Saturday card. I've actually covered the two promos that Stampin' Up! is having right now, and the one that I'm offering myself on this card.

I used the exclusive host set, Merry Patterns. This set can only be obtained by hosting a $300 order (before shipping & tax) by October 31. I'm loving this stamp set, and you can see the other cards I've made with it by CLICKING HERE. You can even get this if you place a $300 order all by yourself! Click the "Merry Patterns" picture at the bottom of this post to find out more.

I used the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper on this card, as well. It's one of the designer series papers included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Stampin' Up! is having right now. You can CLICK HERE to see the rest of the designer series paper that is included in this great sale.

I also used the beautiful Foil Snowflakes. You can get these free from me if you place a qualifying online order at my Online Store. You can see the other cards I've made using these pretty snowflakes by CLICKING HERE. You can find out the ways to get these Foil Snowflakes free from me by clicking the October Host Code picture below.


Dimensions:
  • Pool Party:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base) & 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" (deer mat)
  • Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4" (embossed layer) & 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" (deer layer)
  • Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP):  3" x 4" (snowflake paper)
  • Foil Snowflakes:  1/2 silver snowflake
Instructions:
  1. Emboss the largest Whisper White piece by running it through the Big Shot with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Attach the DSP piece onto the embossed layer, putting it on at an angle (see picture for placement). Fold the largest Pool Party piece in half (fold on the left) to form the card base. Attach the embossed layer to the card base.
  2. Stamp the deer outline stamp from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set onto the bottom of the smallest Whisper White piece using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. Stamp the sweater-designed deer stamp inside the deer outline using the Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the "Merry Christmas' stamp across the top of the piece using the Memento Pad. Attach the piece to the center of the smallest Pool Party piece.
  3. Put SNAIL Adhesive along the back of the left edge of the Pool Party mat piece. Cut one silver snowflake in half. Attach the straight side of the half-snowflake to the adhesive on the back of the Pool Party mat. Attach the whole thing to the bottom, right side of the card (see picture).


Note:  Please disregard the $13 price listed for the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in the following supply list. The site I use for this list has the information wrong. It should say $0.00. This stamp set can only be obtained with a $300 order (before shipping & tax), and then it would be free.





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Friday, October 13, 2017

Don't Forget About the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!


We're almost halfway through October already! Can you believe it? That also means that we're almost halfway through the Designer Series Paper Sale! If you need some designer series paper for your projects...and who doesn't...you don't want to miss this sale!

Details:
  • There is no limit to how many times you buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • You can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper you will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free! Place the first three DSP packs you're paying for onto your order, and then add the one you want free as the fourth.*
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
*Note: if you want more than one pack of the same DSP,
make sure to add that pack two different times instead of putting
down a quantity of two. The system only recognizes the three packs if
listed separately.

Here are the paper packs that are part of the sale:







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Thursday, October 12, 2017

CPC Birthday Memories Supply Box & Gift Bags


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Buffy Cooper.

Paper crafters often have friends and family who need a last-minute card for a birthday, and, of course, they usually ask for one when you have the least amount of time to make it. Then there are those times when you remember a co-worker’s birthday as you’re running out the door and don’t have time to make a card. In this tutorial, you’ll make a box to hold birthday supplies, and we’ll use the Birthday Delivery Bundle – complete with the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper – to create coordinating cards, gift card envelopes, tags, and gift bags. This box is very easy to put together, so you may want to use an extra pack of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper to make a set for a gift.


If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of October. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Snowflake Christmas - Snowflake Sentiments


If you like cards with bling and shimmer, then you're going to love this one! I made this at a crop I was at last Saturday. I hadn't used my Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies yet, and I'm so glad I finally had time to use them! That snowflake border is GORGEOUS! I love how it looks die-cutting it out of Champagne Foil Sheets. I wish you could see this one in person. It's so sparkly!

I love mixing different metallic colors in my projects now, and it's all because of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and coordinating washi tape. It makes even this simple card look so elegant!


Dimensions:
  • ​Pool Party:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base)
  • Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP):  5-1/4" x 2-1/4" (snowflake paper)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper:  3-1/4" x  2-1/4" (scallop oval)
  • Whisper White:  3-1/4" x 2-1/4" (oval)
  • Champagne Foil Sheets:  5-3/4" x 2-1/4" (snowflake border)
  • Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon:  7"
  • Gold Mini Sequin Trim:  7"
Instructions:
  1. Die-cut the snowflake border out of the Champagne Foil Sheet piece using the snowflake border die from the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits Dies. Use the following sandwich when running it through the Big Shot:  (starting from the bottom) Big Shot Platform with thin die adapter, Precision Base Plate, paper, die, & Standard Cutting Pad. The die works best if it's run through the Big Shot perpendicularly.
  2. Attach the straight strip of the snowflake border along the bottom, long edge of the DSP piece using Fast Fuse Adhesive, centering it as you do. Trim the top edge of the snowflake border that is hanging over the edge of the DSP. Keep the actual snowflakes intact. Wrap the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon over the straight strip of the snowflake border, and attach the ribbon ends to the back of the DSP layer using Fast Fuse. Wrap the Gold Mini Sequin Trim around the center of the metallic-edge ribbon, and attach the trim ends to the back using scotch tape. Attach the DSP layer to the top of the card (no need to put adhesive onto the snowflake border).
  3. Stamp the "Merry Christmas..." stamp from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set onto the center of the Whisper White piece using the Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad. Die-cut the greeting out with the second, largest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Die-cut a scallop oval out of the Gold Glimmer Paper using the #5 scallop oval die (#1 being the smallest) from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Attach the greeting oval to the center of the gold scallop oval using Fast Fuse Adhesive. Attach the scallop/greeting oval to the center of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.




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