Copper Leaves!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This has been one heck of a busy week and it’s only Wednesday! Seeing all the back to school photos is making my head spin….how is it that time of year already?!?!

Copper Leaves,

I really struggled with this card and all of the different options. Did I like the Copper Foil with the rustic Copper Trim? Did I want to color in the leaves or leave them alone? Was the greeting piece to plain or too much?

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Using the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, I colored in a few leaves with the Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Pencils.

Texture & Shine,

For the focal point, I die cut out a label with the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. (Save back the outline/negative to use for another project like this one.) On the back of the label, I placed some pieces of the Copper Trim on the edge and secured them in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the center greeting, I took a scrap strip of Very Vanilla and slide in the back of the Pretty Label Punch to get those rounded edges. Next, I stamped the greeting from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Now that I know how long my greeting piece needs to be, I slide the other end into the punch and rounded those corners as well. This is just another fun way to use your punches on different sized greetings. I die cut out the Copper Foil leaves with the Stitched Seasons Framelits and added those around the center greeting!

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available this month (August) and while supplies last so don’t wait long. You can check out more samples using it here and here! Click the photos below to shop for the items used in this card!

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City of Bethlehem!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Awhile back I showed you this simple, all stamping card with the Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set! Today, I’m showing this City of Bethlehem “stepped up” card using the coordinating Bethlehem Framelits!!!

City of Bethlehem,

This card is just stunning with that double layer of the city but does require a little bit more work with using the Big Shot.

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I cut two pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One piece is for the front and the other is for the inside since Night of Navy is such a dark color so writing on white is better! Before adding the white to the front, I did all of the stamping. This way if I make a mistake I can flip it over or grab another piece. First, I die cut the two villages with the Bethlehem Framelits; one in Night of Navy and the other in Silver Foil Paper. I adhered the two together and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back to add it to the card front.

Blessed Christmas Wishes,

Now for the stamping!! First, I stamped the star in Crushed Curry Ink and then the greeting in Night of Navy Ink. If you wish to stamp before adding the city, you can place it there as a guide, stamp, and then add it. Just go with whatever you are more comfortable with. Be sure that the greeting is low enough to add the ribbon! Next, I added this piece to the card front and tied the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding around the card. To finish it off, I added some Rhinestones for a little more bling!!!

Assemble Bethlehem,

I did play around with this one for a while wondering what to add and my spacing. Mary and Joseph just looked so big in front of the city but I was trying to get them in there. I could have put the city up higher and it would have looked more “in the background” but I was happy with what I came up with. Do you ever have that where you spend forever trying to get the placement and idea to all come together?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, let me know if you prefer the simple stamped one or this stepped up version!!!

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Embossed Champagne Foil Paper!!!

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When I first saw the Champagne Foil Paper I fell in love and then I embossed Champagne Foil Paper and my heart exploded!!! So simple but yet very stunning!

Embossed Champagne Foil Paper,

I love the colors of this card. That Fresh Fig is just stunning with the new Champagne Foil. (PS: I went to the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and every time I type for this foil, I want to spell it Champaign. Gets me every time!!! So please forgive me if I happen to spell it that way at some point!)

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla (4-1/4″ x 11″) for a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Fresh Fig (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added it to the front. Then, I took 2 pieces of Champagne Foil measuring 1-1/2″ x  3-3/4″. Using the Big Shot, I ran them through in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. I added one to the top and one to the bottom of the card front. By placing these one first, I found that my spacing was better. Working towards the middle rather than top to bottom (or vice versa) helped with my spacing more.

For the greeting in the middle, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Using the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Fresh Fig Ink. Then using the little scroll, I stamped one up and one down to border the greeting!

This card is super simple and easy to duplicate this season. You can actually emboss 3 of those pieces of foil in the folder each crank through. So that means 2 cranks through the Big Shot for 3 cards! I’m all about getting the most out of each crank. Time is not on our side during this time of year so making the most of it is best. Am I right?? 🙂

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Technique Tuesday – Adding a Foil Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means  I have a fabulous technique for you today….or in this case, it is kind of like a hack! Adding a foil border to your project with the Year of Cheer Designer Washi Tape is simple, less layers than adding foil paper, and more cost effective!!! Woot Woot!

Adding a Foil Border,

Isn’t this card just stunning and perfect for any Fall occasion?!?!? It was super simple using the Washi Tape rather than cutting a large piece of Foil Paper to cover up most and just allow the border!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Always Artichoke (5-1/2″ x 2″) and placed it on my card front. You can go ahead and adhere it down and place the Washi Tape next to it or simple place it there as a guide and then add it later. Add a strip of the Copper Washi Tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape Pack on the top and bottom. Then you can add the strip of green if you haven’t already.

For the leaves, I stamped 2 of them on Very Vanilla squares measuring 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I used Cajun Craze Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink. Be sure to stamp off once on the solid image and then go full strength on the outline image. The center leaf was die cut with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelits from Copper Foil Paper. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere it. When placing the squares onto the card front, I started with the outside ones making them flush with the edge of the card. Then I added the center one. To finish off the card, I added the greeting at the bottom in Early Espresso Ink!

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If you would like to see this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

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Technique Tuesday – Carols of Christmas Bundle!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! It’s August and Stampin’ Up pre-released the Carols of Christmas Bundle!!! The holiday mini catalog will come out next month but we get to enjoy this amazing stamp set and coordinating framelit….NOW!

Peace on Earth,

This card is quick and simple and perfect for making multiples this holiday season!

I started with a Whisper White card base which is perfect for writing your message on the inside. Next I took a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock measuring 4″ x  5-1/4″ and stamped all over it with the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. The corners each have the little fan image stamped in them. Then I used the four dots (pointsettia center) to add a little more decoration to the background. Next, I added this layer to the card front.

Carols of Christmas Bundle,

For the greeting, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the Whisper White square. The greeting was stamped in Fresh Fig Ink and then lines with a fan were stamped in Garden Green. There are 2 images like this – one is straight across to use with the Deck The Halls greeting and the other one has a wave to it. I used the wave one to coordinate with the wave in the greeting. All of these images are in the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. I layered the greeting onto a piece of Silver Foil Paper die cut with the Layering Squares Framelits.

Next, I took some Silver Metallic Thread and wrapped it around my finger 8-10 times. Then I slid the thread off my fingers and twisted it in the middle to create a figure 8. Set the twist down on the back of the greeting and secure it with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Then I fan out the loops and secure them with more dimensionals. Peel off the backs of the dimensionals and attach it to the card front. To finish off the card, I added a few Silver Enamel Shapes (or you can use Rhinestones).

If you would like to see more on the Carols of Christmas Bundle, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

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Let Love Sparkle!!!

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Love Sparkles,

This card warms my heart! I love that greeting and the little bit of bling! This card is perfect for Valentine’s Day without the typical red, pink, and white! It could be used for weddings and anniversaries too!

I started with an Elegant Eggplant card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the heart from the Love Sparkles Stamp Set all over in Elegant Eggplant Ink. I added this piece to the card front. For the greeting, I used the Banner Triple Punch for the fabulous banner tips. The Whisper White is 1-1/2″ wide and the Gold Foil Paper is 2″ wide. I stamped the greeting in Elegant Eggplant Ink from the Love Sparkles Stamp Set. I adhered them together and added it to the card front. Once it was all together, I added Gold Glitz Dazzling Details to each of the little bling on the hearts and greeting! Love it! Be sure to add this after you are all done assembling so you can set it aside to dry completely.

Celebrate with Silver,

Of course I did this whole concept again with Silver Foil Paper and Silver Dazzling Details! I decided to use the star and mix up the greeting as well! I am loving this set!!!

Which do you prefer Love Sparkle Hearts or Celebrate the Stars??? Let me know in the comments below!!

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Technique Tuesday – Diagonal Backgrounds!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!! Today we are using those scraps that you all have on hand…..come on, I know I’m not the only one with scraps! Check out this beauty!!!

Create a Background,

I love the combination of foil and cardstock in this background!! These are the two paper scrap bags that had the most in them so I went with it! I cut the Pool Party into 1/4″ strips and the Silver Foil Paper into 1/2″ strips. Love it!!! Thanks to Stampin’ Up! for showing this amazing technique!

I started with a Pool Party card base! Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed the scrap strips on it diagonally. I cut the Pool Party into 1/4″ strips and the Silver Foil Paper into 1/2″ strips but you can always do any size of strips you wish! There is no right or wrong way to do this technique. That is the fabulous thing about this! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the strips because it was easy and I didn’t have to worry about the width of the Snail Adhesive. Just place the strips down and trim off the ends. You can then use the cut off pieces again on the ends!

Striped Background Tutorial,

After you are all done with the background, add it to the card base and decorate!!! For the greeting, I stamped it from the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set onto Whisper White. Then I die cut it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (coming back soon, stay tuned). I love that fabulous stitching for the texture and pattern without an additional layer!!! 🙂

A Friend Like You,

But I couldn’t stop there! I added some loops of Metallic Silver Thread to the back to the back of the greeting and secured it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Silver Foil Strips,  Look at that shine!!! I just love this! You could do this technique with Cardstock, Designer Paper, Glimmer Paper, or Foil Paper. There are so many options! Whatever you have scraps of, use them for this fabulous design!!! Go all out and have fun!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here!! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday!

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Technique Tuesday – Santa’s Reindeer!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Are you ready for this amazing masterpiece??? I have to say this is probably THE MOST amazing, detailed, stunning card I have ever made in my 12+ years of stamping. Check it out!!!

Double Z Fold Sleigh,

There are just no words for this card. I honestly don’t think I am going to send it out. I’m going to save it and display it every year ever so proudly. I just love it so much!!! Now let’s get started on how to make it with the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle (Save 10%)!!!

I started with a Night of Navy card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and a strip of Whisper White measuring 11″ x 1″. Both of these are scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ which creates the Z folds! For the panels, I cut Soft Sky cardstock into the following measurements – 4″ x 5-1/4″ and two pieces of 4″ x 2-1/2″. Then I cut Whisper White to layer on top measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and two pieces of 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″. Go ahead and layer the white onto the Soft Sky and then onto the card base. You can stamp the greeting in the upper right corner. I used the one from the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set!

Reindeer Sleigh,

Now you can add the Whisper White strip to the bottom of the card. I lined it up with the bottom of the white on the panels. Be sure that you are only adding adhesive to the small flap and half of the long flap. I like to fold it all up and then add the adhesive to the spots showing (see video below). Place it on the card and then you can work on all of the decorations. I added the trees first. I stamped 2 blue trees using the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set and die cut them out with the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I also cut out a tree in Silver Foil Paper! I added two trees to the large panel and one to the middle small panel. Next up are the reindeer. I stamped all of them in Chocolate Chip Ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. You will need 6 reindeer. I die cut them out. I also die cut the sleigh in Night of Navy, the sleigh overlay in Silver Glimmer Paper, 12 stars in Silver Glimmer Paper (one for each reindeer and a few others to decorate, and a few bows for the presents in Silver Glimmer Paper!

Santa's Reindeer,

Now to assemble the second Z with the Whisper White strip! All you need to do is take a strip of white scored cardstock and add it to your card opposite folds as the base. Fold it like a Z and the long panel will go across the front (sticking to the left side) and the short panel will adhere to the back right hand side. I used Fast Fuse Adhesive for a strong hold and placed it on the bottom lined up with the bottom of the white panel. I added 2 reindeer to each of the little panels of the white Z fold overlapping them just a little. Be sure that when you add adhesive to the reindeer that you are only adding it on the legs so that adhesive isn’t showing and then glues your card together.

Presents in the Sleigh,

Before placing the last reindeer on, I added the sleigh to the card. I placed the Silver Glimmer overlap onto the navy sleigh with Fine Tip Glue Pen and then added it to the far left of the card. I did trim off a little bit of the sleigh on the bottom rung. Once the sleigh is in place, you can add that final reindeer. Now is also when you will add all of your presents. I stamped the 3 different styles of presents from the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set onto Night of Navy and Soft Sky cardstock and cut them out. They are super easy to cut since they are rectangles! Place as many presents as you wish in the sleigh. Then I added the ribbons and all of the Silver Glimmer stars to the card with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. For the reins, I added some of the glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the first reindeer, placed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine down and then added a star. Press and hold for a few seconds and then move to the next one. You could also use a Mini Glue Dot for this part if you wish. Be sure to leave some slack between each reindeer so it doesn’t pull tight when you open the card and so it swags just a bit. I glued the end of the reins under the front of the sleigh at the end. Now you are all set! The most amazing card ever! Yes it is a bit time consuming but it is just so stunning!!! I can’t wait to display mine…..I don’t think I can part with it and send it out.

If you would like to see that all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

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Razzle Dazzle!!!

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Copper Designer Paper,

This color combination is AMAZING!!!!! Oh my goodness, the Paisley Suite is bringing out a whole new Laura and I am loving. The colors in this suite are ones I don’t like and ones I would never think to put together but they are just stunning!!! Here are a few other samples using this suite, check them out here, here, and here!

For this card, I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and Petals & Paisley’s Specialty Designer Series Paper (1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″). I stamped the images from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and the flowers in Rich Razzleberry. I added the designer paper to the top of the vanilla and added the Rich Razzleberry Ribbon along the line of the 2 papers. I added this to the card base and thought it needed a little bit more. Enamel Shapes are the perfect little accents and pops of color to finish off a card. I love it! These colors are so rich and beautiful!!!

Do you like the Paisley Suite from the Holiday Mini Catalog as much as me?? What is your favorite suite? Let me know in the comments below!!!

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Flirty Flamingo!!!

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Flirty Flamingo,

I am loving the New In-Color – Flirty Flamingo and how amazing is it with a Flamingo?!?!?!?! LOVE IT!!!

For this card, I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I decided on this size because then I wrap my ribbon around it and won’t use as much. I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the Flamingo from the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set. I stamped him in Flirty Flamingo Ink twice without going back to the ink pad before the second one. That is how I got that lighter shade. Then I added a strip of the Silver Foil Paper which was a leftover scrap from another project. I added this piece to my card base and tied some of the Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon around the card over that Silver Foil Paper. For the greeting, I stamped it onto Whisper White with Flirty Flamingo Ink and then punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch! I added the greeting to the card over top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like to use Stampin’ Dimensionals when adhering something over ribbon or embossed images because it makes it look smooth and it falls into the grooves better for a perfect fit! I love it!

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